Based on the 1990 novel by author/screenwriter Kureishi (MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE), this frank, funny BBC mini series originally ran on UK television in 1993. It is the mid-1970s, and Karim (Andrews) is a teenager of Pakistani descent in London. His office worker father (Seth) suddenly becomes a neighbourhood guru, teaching meditation classes around the neighborhood. Before long, Karim's father has a mistress (Fleetwood), whose son, a glam rocker who is also the coolest kid in school (Mackintosh), Karim finds himself strangely attracted to. Will Karim be able to navigate the confusion of youth and make a mark in theatre? Kureishi's funny and expansive tale, full of interesting characters, is given due treatment here, with a fine soundtrack by Bowie.
Audio commentary with writer Hanif Kureishi and director Roger Michell, David Bowie music video, , performed by David Bowie,
Release Date: 17 September 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.